Wharton Stories

Prof. Quinetta Connally Roberson joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss the differences between the often-combined ideas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how to overcome the hurdles that often derail company DEI efforts.

Race and Work 2020: Why Companies Should Look Beyond Traditional Diversity Training to Establish Lasting DEI Initiatives

Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean Katherine Klein interviews Thilan Tudor — a Penn Med student — about why he joined an impact investing program and what he learned from researching a promising electric vehicle startup.

Integrating Medical School, Impact Investing, and Electric Vehicles

Sarah Hassaine, WG’21, advocates to bring more voices to the table to promote cultures with positive morale and higher engagement.

How this EMBA Student is Making an Impact in Diversity and Inclusion

Natalie Nielson Edwards, WG’18, joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss how diversity work has evolved in 2020 and the role that both individuals and companies play in contributing to the movement.

Race and Work 2020: “Embracing the Middle” and Engaging in Challenging Conversations About Race

Veteran co-founders Chase Hobby, WG’20, and Evan Seale, WG’20, recall how their time in the armed services played a pivotal role in their desire to pursue entrepreneurship at Wharton.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom

When Prof. Lori Rosenkopf’s course on the culture of tech went virtual, she set out to make a more interactive learning experience. Her efforts have seen some unexpected results.

Breaking Classroom Barriers Over Zoom

Prof. Alexis Smith and Pamela Carlton joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss their research on the qualities of successful black women in the workplace before and after The Great Recession.

Race and Work in 2020: How Black Professional Women Break Barriers and Achieve Success

“Students create an amazingly tight-knit community over two years. Orientation jumpstarts that process of getting to know classmates,” says Wharton Management Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow.

How Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow Helps Learning Teams Bond During Orientation

Prof. Stefanie Johnson joined Wharton’s Stew Friedman to discuss her research on leadership approaches to building diverse organizations, why they fall short, and how to “inclusify” instead.

Race and Work 2020: How Executives Can Harness the Power of Belonging to Create Inclusive Organizations

Malcolm Minty, WG’22, kept his eye on his goal and took a structured approach to focus on math and verbal basics.

How this Wharton EMBA Student Used a “Mr. Miyagi” Approach to Study for the GMAT